"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better."

-Albert Einstein
Permaculture is a system of agricultural design based on principles centered around simulating the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. The term permaculture was first coined by Australians David Holmgren and  Bill Mollison in 1978.

"Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system." ~ Bill Mollison

The word permaculture originally refers to "permanent agriculture", but also stands for "permanent culture", as it's understood that social aspects are integral to a truly sustainable system.

Permaculture is a ‘do no harm’ approach to farming. It is a method of
farming in which all things are taken into consideration when planting
from the root layers all the way up to enivornmental impact.

What does Permacultutre have to do with a Nature and Equine Sanctuary?

Horses can be demanding on any landscape when kept in a domestic situation. With permaculture design, we are able to manage our pastures so they remain nutrient rich and by utilizing the principals of permaculture we create a resilient landscape for the horses to flourish on while co-exsisting with the natural enviroment, from micro-organisims to migratory birds and everything in between.

FUN FACT: Horse manure is already a complimentary ratio of carbon and nitrogen and composts beautifully enhancing the landscape and soil fertility at LVS.

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